provaccination

vaccination

[vak-suh-ney-shuhn]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the act or practice of vaccinating; inoculation with vaccine.

Origin:
1800–10; vaccine (adj.) + -ation

antivaccination, adjective
nonvaccination, noun
postvaccination, adjective
prevaccination, noun
provaccination, adjective
revaccination, noun
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vaccination (ˌvæksɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of vaccinating
2.  the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine

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vaccination
1803, used by British physician Edward Jenner for the technique he devised of preventing smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus (variolae vaccinae), from vaccine (adj.) "pertaining to cows, from cows" (1798), from L. vaccinus "from cows," from vacca "cow" (bos being originally "ox," "a loan
word from a rural dialect" according to Buck, who cites Umbrian bue). "The use of the term for diseases other than smallpox is due to Pasteur (Trans. 7th Session Internat. Med. Congr. (1881) I.90)" [OED].
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vaccination vac·ci·na·tion (vāk'sə-nā'shən)
n.

  1. Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.

  2. A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.

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vaccination   (vāk'sə-nā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.

  2. A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.


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vaccination [(vak-suh-nay-shuhn)]

Inoculation with a vaccine to produce immunity to a particular infectious disease.

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